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Get 2,000 Avios with a new British Airways American Express Premium Plus offer

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A new mini-promotion was launched yesterday for British Airways American Express cardholders.

It seems to be open to both free and Premium Plus cardholders although registrations will be capped at 40,000 people.

It’s actually quite generous …..

Get 2,000 bonus Avios with a new British Airways American Express promotion

If you have the Premium Plus card, you will receive 2,000 bonus Avios from American Express when you spend £200 before 2nd September with British Airways.

The spend can be cumulative.

Get 2,000 bonus Avios with a new British Airways American Express promotion

Whilst the small print is not clear, I would expect BA Holidays spend to count too as it goes through statements as ba.com.

2,000 bonus Avios – worth around £20 – is a decent dent in £200 of spending.

Holders of the free British Airways American Express card get a weaker offer. These people will receive 1,000 bonus Avios for spending £200 at ba.com.

You must register for the offer before making any transactions, via the BA Amex statement page on the American Express website or in the app.

Remember that the deal is restricted to 40,000 people, so I’d recommend saving it now even if you have no intention of using it for a few weeks.

If you want to learn more about other benefits of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card, have a read at this article. If you don’t want to pay an annual fee, you can learn more about the benefits of the free British Airways American Express card here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (58)

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  • Lynsey says:

    I have spend £200 get 1000 avios on my free card

    • JB says:

      Where did you find it? We have 2 account and none have it. Is it in the offers section of the app?

    • Geoff says:

      Same – 1000 Avios offer on the free BA card, but only on primary card holders it seems.

    • Geoff says:

      Same here, 1000 Avios offer on the free BA card, but only on primary card holders it seems.

    • Robert Gale says:

      Yes same with me

    • AspirationalFlyer says:

      Me too.

  • BJ says:

    I think you just won the prize for the shortest ever full article on HfP 🙂

    • Ro says:

      May be should say don’t expect this offer on non BA Amex card

      • Peter K says:

        Why would he need to. No other personal amex has avios as the reward currency given?

  • JB says:

    I can’t seem to find in my account and I have the premium one. Do you find this in the offers section pls?

  • SB says:

    exp 2nd Sept not 22nd….

  • strickers says:

    Not on my BAPP.

  • Jonny says:

    I added it after booking a flight on BA. The transaction is still pending does anyone think it will be credited?

    • Pablo says:

      No, it won’t trigger. You can cancel the ticket for free within 24 hours from booking for a full refund and rebook again. Need to call to cancel as if you cancel online you’ll only get the taxes back.

    • meta says:

      95% it does if it was very soon after. If you added in the evening or the next day then it might not.

      • Jonny says:

        It was probably 6 hours after. Annoyingly I usually check the offers every couple of days but didn’t this time. Don’t want to risk cancelling as I got the last 3 seats

    • Kevin says:

      The transaction dare vs your saved offer date will be be the key as Amex id very goof on this afraid.

  • Thomas Atkins says:

    This actually popped up yesterday so quota may already have been filled

    • Rich says:

      Nope, still there, I just added it after seeing this article.

    • Sue Bentley says:

      I just got the offer on my phone now. It says on the terms ‘Offer only available for the targeted recipient of this offer’ – maybe not everyone was targeted? It is open to 40,000 card members …..

  • Andrew J says:

    It’s a good time to book any £200 flight within the next few weeks (after the booking window embargo), BA will extend its cancellation policy again, then cancel for a voucher.

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